Decent Accounting & Inventory Software


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sales

I have been searching for decent accounting and inventory software for
my small business. I need to be able to import and export inventory
and customer files, and I need to be able to manage all of my expenses
in the one program. I have looked all over the internet, and I have
tried many programs. None of them seem to be worth spending money
on. The famous programs like Peachtree and Quickbooks are too
expensive, and I do not like that you have to keep updating your
version at an additional cost. Anyone have any ideas for an all-
around good accounting and inventory program? Thank you!
 
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PostmanPrat

I have been searching for decent accounting and inventory software for
my small business. I need to be able to import and export inventory
and customer files, and I need to be able to manage all of my expenses
in the one program. I have looked all over the internet, and I have
tried many programs. None of them seem to be worth spending money
on. The famous programs like Peachtree and Quickbooks are too
expensive, and I do not like that you have to keep updating your
version at an additional cost. Anyone have any ideas for an all-
around good accounting and inventory program? Thank you!

osFinancials. Google it - I think it is .org. Freeware!!! = don't
spend any money! In fact you do - if you want their add-on modules
(banking, VAT, exports to excel for your tax accountant etc. - but
very reasonable; and we all have to make a euro!). Wikipaedia help
function - great: good brief explanation of accounting for newbies.
What I have is geared to European system but it is flexible!! so can
adapt it; & it started in South Africa and they and Dutch developers
continue its development. I found it via UK site Turbocash - but they
and osFinancials split over different philosophies for the way ahead;
I cannot comment on Turbocash but check it out. I liked osF. and I am
in NL so it is best for me. I do agree with you on "expensive
updates"- I trashed my good MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) for this
reason. Which reminds me: os Financials seems very practical to
quickly get started. But all this is only IMHO - (1) check it out for
yourself, (2) I have yet to implement it from my own excel system. [If
replying I am wrongly using my Hash House Harriers gmail to check out
google groups; please use (e-mail address removed) - or
(e-mail address removed). Thanks ). Good luck!
 
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Roy Hobbs

I have been searching for decent accounting and inventory software for
my small business. =A0I need to be able to import and export inventory
and customer files, and I need to be able to manage all of my expenses
in the one program. =A0I have looked all over the internet, and I have
tried many programs. =A0None of them seem to be worth spending money
on. =A0The famous programs like Peachtree and Quickbooks are too
expensive, and I do not like that you have to keep updating your
version at an additional cost. =A0Anyone have any ideas for an all-
around good accounting and inventory program? =A0Thank you!
osFinancials. Google it - I think it is .org. Freeware!!! =3D don't
spend any money! In fact you do - if you want their add-on modules
(banking, VAT, exports to excel for your tax accountant etc. - but
very reasonable; and we all have to make a euro!). Wikipaedia help
function - great: good brief explanation of accounting for newbies.
What I have is geared to European system but it is flexible!! so can
adapt it; & it started in South Africa and they and Dutch developers
continue its development. I found it via UK site Turbocash - but they
and osFinancials split over different philosophies for the way ahead;
I cannot comment on Turbocash but check it out. I liked osF. and I am
in NL so it is best for me. =A0I do agree with you on "expensive
updates"- I trashed =A0my good MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) for this
reason. Which reminds me: os Financials seems very practical to
quickly get started. But all this is only IMHO - (1) check it out for
yourself, (2) I have yet to implement it from my own excel system. [If
replying I am wrongly using my Hash House Harriers gmail to check out
google groups; please use (e-mail address removed) - or
(e-mail address removed). Thanks ). Good luck!
Microsoft's Office Accounting 2008 is very comperable to Quickbooks
and Peachtree and it is free. Microsoft is currently not charging for
Office Accounting Professional 2008.

To get the free small business software from Microsoft, go here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/accounting/FX100518171033.aspx or do
a search at www.microsoft.com for 'small business accounting' and you
will easily find it.

On a different note - if you take your business seriously, then you
should take the software that will help you run it seriously as well.
 
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A Nonny Moose

Roy Hobbs said:
I have been searching for decent accounting and inventory software for
my small business. =A0I need to be able to import and export inventory
and customer files, and I need to be able to manage all of my expenses
in the one program. =A0I have looked all over the internet, and I have
tried many programs. =A0None of them seem to be worth spending money
on. =A0The famous programs like Peachtree and Quickbooks are too
expensive, and I do not like that you have to keep updating your
version at an additional cost. =A0Anyone have any ideas for an all-
around good accounting and inventory program? =A0Thank you!
osFinancials. Google it - I think it is .org. Freeware!!! =3D don't
spend any money! In fact you do - if you want their add-on modules
(banking, VAT, exports to excel for your tax accountant etc. - but
very reasonable; and we all have to make a euro!). Wikipaedia help
function - great: good brief explanation of accounting for newbies.
What I have is geared to European system but it is flexible!! so can
adapt it; & it started in South Africa and they and Dutch developers
continue its development. I found it via UK site Turbocash - but they
and osFinancials split over different philosophies for the way ahead;
I cannot comment on Turbocash but check it out. I liked osF. and I am
in NL so it is best for me. =A0I do agree with you on "expensive
updates"- I trashed =A0my good MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) for this
reason. Which reminds me: os Financials seems very practical to
quickly get started. But all this is only IMHO - (1) check it out for
yourself, (2) I have yet to implement it from my own excel system. [If
replying I am wrongly using my Hash House Harriers gmail to check out
google groups; please use (e-mail address removed) - or
(e-mail address removed). Thanks ). Good luck!
Microsoft's Office Accounting 2008 is very comperable to Quickbooks
and Peachtree and it is free. Microsoft is currently not charging for
Office Accounting Professional 2008.

To get the free small business software from Microsoft, go here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/accounting/FX100518171033.aspx or do
a search at www.microsoft.com for 'small business accounting' and you
will easily find it.

On a different note - if you take your business seriously, then you
should take the software that will help you run it seriously as well.
Somehow trusting my accounting to Microsoft is counterintuitive. Is this
not the company whose operating systems locks up, gives me "gpf faults" and
otherwise is unreliable, unstable, and filled with bugs? Think MS Vista.
Think MS Millennial Edition. Think bugs. Is that what you want for your
accounting program? Think NOT!
 
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Chris Gunn

Somehow trusting my accounting to Microsoft is counterintuitive. Is this
not the company whose operating systems locks up, gives me "gpf faults" and
otherwise is unreliable, unstable, and filled with bugs? Think MS Vista.
Think MS Millennial Edition. Think bugs. Is that what you want for your
accounting program? Think NOT!
Howdy,

I run both Windows 2003 Server and Windows Vista with a wide variety of
software. There are some behavior things that could be better. I'm using
Windows Vista only because that's all that will install on that work
station.

I think you are blaming the operating system for problems caused by careless
programming. You are much more likely to have fault problems with software
coded in C++ by third parties. Programs complied in Visual Basic are
integrated with Windows and I've never had one crash. Programs coded by
Microsoft also dovetail with the operating system instead of fighting it.

Thanks, Chris www.bizynet.com and www.bizycart.com
BIZynet Coordinator (e-mail address removed) - (505) 586-1225
Moderator of biz.ecommerce, biz.general, biz.marketplace.discussion,
biz.marketplace.web-design, biz.marketplace.international & others
 
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Roy Hobbs

If you are having that many problems with your Microsoft products then
the problem is you not Microsoft.

The diatribe about exaggerated problems is overdone. If you are
looking for a forum to answer your own question so you can sell your
osFinancials, then find somewhere else.

Rational and normal business owners (and most likely the successful
ones) understand the role of Microsoft products in their IT
infrastructure and are in large measure unwilling to risk the daily
procedures of their business to the over-hyped, problematic
osFreeware.
 
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walterbyrd

The famous programs like Peachtree and Quickbooks are too
expensive, and I do not like that you have to keep updating your
version at an additional cost.
Too expensive? Msft Accounting, QB, or Peachtree, only cost about
$150 for the pro versions.

You can take a look at TinyERP (http://tinyerp.org/) if you haven't
already.
 
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Hi everybody,

johnalbert888: I've just seen your question which arrived quite a long time after the last post of the discussion. I can't help you with the softwares they mentioned. I can only help with the solution I use which is called Tiolive. It is a software which is used online thanks to a login and a password. You have tutorials on the website and you have a reactive support which answers your questions. It seems to me that it's quite good.
 

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